Latvia: Deniss Calovskis, Wanted by U.S. for Role in Gozi Virus, Freed After Human Rights Court Blocks U.S. Extradition

Juris Kaza reports:

Deniss Calovskis, the alleged Latvian hacker whose extradition to the U.S. was blocked by the European Court of Human Rights earlier this year, has been released from a jail in the Latvian capital of Riga.

Mr. Calovskis, 28, was named in a U.S. indictment as an accomplice to a Russian citizen already in custody in the U.S. and a Romanian national in facilitating the spread of malicious software designed to steal internet bank access codes and passwords. The Latvian government had agreed to extradite him to the U.S., but backed away from that plan after the ECHR objected.

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